Murder Mystery Of Sopore Girl Solved; 2 Accused Arrested
SRINAGAR: Police on Tuesday claimed to have cracked the blind murder case of a female teacher with the arrest of three persons in Sopore.
A police spokesman said that on 22-11-2013, Police Station Dangiwacha learnt from a reliable source that one 22 year old Nayeema Mohiuddin alias Soni, daughter Ghulam Mohiuddin Ganaie of Behrampora, Sopore has been killed and her body was lying in an orchard near Hib, Dangerpora crossing.
Based on the information received a case FIR No: 81/2013 under section 302 RPC was registered with Police Station Dangiwacha and investigation was taken up.
After fulfilling medico-legal formalities the body was handed over to her legal heirs. Statements of the acquaintances and other concerned were recorded.
A police team lead by Riyaz Ahmad Tantary, Dy SP initiated the investigation into the matter and two accused involved into the crime were arrested.
During the course of investigation it surfaced that the victim was having relationship with one Mohammad Shafi Dar son of Hafizullah Dar resident of Chankhan, Sopore. They had developed this relationship at their workplace, a private school in Sopore where the deceased was working as helper and Shafi was working as a driver.
Call details of cell phones of both of them revealed that they used to talk on phone for hours together during night hours. Shafi had left the job of the school some months ago. Of late Shafi had felt that the girl was no more interested in him and was suspecting her of having an affair with some other person and as such had developed ill will and resentment against her, police said.
On the fateful day of 21-11-2013, Shafi along with his friend Merajudin Dar son of Nawab Dar resident of Saidpora who drives a Maruti Van bearing registration No JK 05C/4159 picked her up in his van from Sopore town and forcibly took her to an orchard near village Seelu, the police said.
According to the spokesman, the accused Mohammed Shafi assaulted her in the vehicle then the duo forced the girl to come out of the van while as the girl sensing their bad intentions resisted and tried to call for help. However the duo overpowered her and strangulated her with her head scarf to death.
Then the duo took the body to Hib-Dangerpora and threw it there in an orchard. After committing the crime accused Merajudin dropped Shafi near his home at Jamia Qadeem Sopore and kept the mobile phone of the victim in his possession. The mobile phone of the girl was recovered by police from the possession of Merajuddin. The Maruti van used in commission of the crime was also seized for forensic analysis.
Call records of the victim were analyzed which revealed that the victim had received the last call at 16:41 hours on the previous day from Mohammad Shafi and both of them had been at a common location then after. Subsequently Mohammad Shafi was called and questioned who confessed to the crime. He revealed that he had been engaged to her but suspected her of having affair with some other person and as such with the assistance of his friend Merajudin planned her murder.
Both the accused have been arrested and are lodged in police station Dangiwacha. All evidence collected so far, both oral as well as technical, suggest the involvements of two accused in the heinous crime. Both have also confessed before the police, the spokesman said.
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